For me there was no greater movie produced during the 1980’s than Bloodsport (1998) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as ‘Frank Dux’ navigating an underground martial arts tournament in Hong Kong that culminates with JCVD fighting Bolo Yeung who played ‘Chong Li’. Above you can see Chong Li getting ready to square off in the final match of the ‘Kumite’, a tournament JCVD had been training his whole life to compete in. In the movie Frank Dux had taken a brief interlude from his time in the military to honor his sensei, Tanaka, and compete in the Kumite. I’m assuming 99.99% of you bros have seen Bloodsport, but for those of you that haven’t it’s the quintessential ‘good vs. evil’ story, where Frank Dux plays by the rules, and Chong Li (Bolo Yeung) cheats and fights dirty to get ahead.
Earlier today I came across this photo while putting together my daily pic dump, and it shows Bolo Yeung, Jackie Chan, and Bruce Lee all together in the same movie:
After coming across the pic I became curious about what Bolo Yeung has been up to recently and went to Google him, and in doing so I saw Google wanted to auto-fill ‘Bolo Yeung son’, which brought me down an Internet rabbit hole. I discovered Bolo’s son David Yeung, who grew up to be an incredibly jacked bodybuilder, and who has a YouTube channel featuring all sorts of fitness videos.
Here they are together back when David Yeung was just a young boy, and his father Bolo was one of the biggest martial arts movie stars in the world:
As I stated before, Bloodsport was to me the greatest movie of the 80’s (without question), so this was actually a pretty awesome discovery for me that family legacy is living on, and Bolo Yeung’s son David Yeung is also a badass. Here’s a few of the best videos from David Yeung’s YouTube channel:
And some hand-picked photos from his Facebook page:
For many of you in the know when it comes to bodybuilding you might already know of ‘Bolo Jr.’, but for me who grew up watching David Yeung’s father Bolo fight JCVD in the Kumite this was such a badass revelation I had to share it with you bros. Here’s a few of his choice training montages in animated GIF:
And just for good measure, here’s that epic final fight scene in Bloodsport between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bolo Yeung: